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TRAVEL & LEISURE

Three New Exposure Sites Have Been Announced After a Second Melbourne Hotel Quarantine Worker Tests Positive

The second hotel quarantine worker to test positive in one week visited Dan Murphy's, Off Ya Tree and a cake shop.
By Samantha Teague
February 08, 2021
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By Samantha Teague
February 08, 2021
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Victoria managed to clock up 28 days without any new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, before a hotel quarantine worker at the Grand Hyatt Hotel tested positive to the virus on Wednesday, February 3. Just four days later, a second hotel quarantine worker, this time at the Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport, has tested positive.

The Victorian Government made the announcement at midnight on Sunday, February 7, saying: "the individual was tested on 4 Feb, returning a negative result. They returned to work 7 Feb, developed symptoms, were tested and returned a positive result."

While the Vic Gov says "a full public health response is underway", it has released a list of three initial exposure sites visited by the newly identified positive case.

Anyone who visited any of the below places during the specified exposure periods is being told to isolate immediately, get tested and remain in isolation for 14 days. As further contract tracing is undertaken, new spots may be added to the list — check the DHHS website for updated information.

LIST OF CURRENT EXPOSURE SITES

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5
Marciano's Cakes, Maidstone — 9.45–10.25am
Dan Murphy's, Sunshine — 5.50pm–6.30pm

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6
Off Ya Tree, Watergardens, Taylors Lakes — 1.17–1.52pm
Dan Murphy's, Sunshine — 6.50–7.30pm

These new four exposure sites are in addition to the 14 announced last week, visited by the first hotel quarantine worker.

For further details on the latest exposure sites and updated public health advice, see the Department of Health and Human Services website.

Top image: Dan Murphy's via Flickr

Published on February 08, 2021 by Samantha Teague

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